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Mels Drive-In

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8585 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
1-310-854-7200
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7:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 44
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Breakfast

Proper old school diner that does great eggs! Worth a visit. We only ventured there for breakfast but it has a very extensive menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Over priced 24 hour dining. The food is ok. Not Spectacular and to me isn't worth the extra money. I had a Turkey Melt for 11.50. Portions are small. If you're looking for a burger or sandwich, try another option.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We visited Mels Drive in 2 times and got 2 delicious breakfasts served... Worth a visit if you are in town and hungry.... Thumb up 👍

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Proper old school diner that does great eggs! Worth a visit. We only ventured there for breakfast but it has a very extensive menu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Visited Mel's early morning whilst staying at the Andaz West Hollywood. Wonderful diner 'feel' to this restaurant with all the Americanisms built in. Great selection on the breakfast menu and good strong coffee to kick start the body 1st thing. Food was well presented and great quality...........highly recommend their French Toast - superb. Service matched the whole experience in quality.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is my second time going to LA from Australia and we sought out the restaurant. I absolutely love Mel's and am hoping I can squeeze another visit in before we leave

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

It is a restaurant open late.. a varied menu and my experience is being there very late at nighr with my friends. very fast service.. Classic american food and the price is definitely fair..

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Irving, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Good food and good prices. Love the "diner" atmosphere. Didn't know the history of the restaurant before we went in, but if it's good enough for Guy F. And Rachel R. Then it's good enough for me.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Clearly somewhat of an institution, this place deserves 5 stars on the basis of the décor alone. Some of the booths even have their own Jukebox. As for the food; good, honest diner staples, with a few specials thrown in for good measure. Good, attentive service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We only had milkshakes in here but they were so good I feel compelled to review. Mels is a proper old style American diner, with a large menu and attentive waitresses. This is the best milkshake I have ever had - basically blended ice cream. Yum. They give you a "little bit extra" in the shaker - no, it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I ate in a few diners in LA and this was my favourite by far. Great breakfasts, prepared with love unlike the stuff you get in a big chain like Denny's. French toast was excellent. Also love the pancakes. They were quick to refill drinks and there's free wifi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8585 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  West Hollywood
  • Phone Number: 1-310-854-7200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 am

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